How long after shoulder surgery will I feel better?
While recovering from arthroscopic shoulder surgery is often quicker than recovering from open surgery, it could take several weeks for your shoulder joint to heal completely. You should expect some discomfort and pain during the first week following surgery — maybe even longer.
Can I drive 2 weeks after shoulder surgery?
In general, you’ll want to avoid driving a car for at least six to 12 weeks, or until your doctor has indicated you no longer need to wear a sling. Driving with one arm is unsafe, and the shoulder that underwent surgery shouldn’t be moved too far away from the body.
What is the most painful day after surgery?
Pain and swelling: Incision pain and swelling are often worst on day 2 and 3 after surgery. The pain should slowly get better during the next 1 to 2 weeks.
Can you Retear your rotator cuff after surgery?
Retears of the rotator cuff, following operative repair, is not an uncommon event. Various factors have been shown to influence recurrence including the technique of repair. Multiple techniques have been performed with varying results and complications.
What percentage of rotator cuff surgeries fail?
Failure rates after arthroscopic repair of large and/or massive rotator cuff repairs have been reported to range from 34%-94% in various series[6,16-19]. Despite poor healing rates in patients with large and/or massive rotator cuff tears, functional outcomes have generally been reported to be good following repair.
How long before I can raise my arm after rotator cuff surgery?
You will not have complete use of your affected arm for 3 to 4 months after surgery. You can use your affected arm for writing, eating, or drinking, but move it only at the elbow or wrist. Do not use it for anything else except prescribed exercises until the sling has been removed.
Why am I tired 2 weeks after shoulder surgery?
You may feel the most fatigue between two and four weeks after cardiac surgery. This can be related to pain medication, inflammation, muscle loss from lack of activity, and preexisting fatigue before the surgery.
How long after rotator cuff surgery can I sleep on my side?
As your pain subsides and your shoulder heals, you can slowly lower yourself deeper into a horizontal position until it’s finally comfortable again. You will most likely need to sleep in a semi-reclined position for at least six weeks after surgery, sometimes longer.
What can you not do after shoulder surgery?
You should not do any reaching, lifting, pushing, or pulling with your shoulder during the first six weeks after surgery. You should not reach behind your back with the operative arm. You may remove your arm from the sling to bend and straighten your elbow and to move your fingers several times a day.